Congressionally Directed Spending Requests: Financial Services and General Government

Signed Disclosure Letter Available HERE.

PROJECTS REQUESTED

Project Name: Modernization of Santa Teresa Port of Entry

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[General Services Administration (GSA)]/[Federal Buildings Fund (FBF)]/[Construction and Acquisition]

Project City/County: Santa Teresa

Recipient: New Mexico Border Authority

Address: 221 Pete Domenici Highway, Santa Teresa NM

Amount Requested: $170,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would provide funds for full modernization of the Santa Teresa land Port of Entry including a feasibility study, an environmental impact statement (EIS), and the project phases of design and construction.


Project Name: Mapping Outdoor Recreation Assets: Connecting Outdoor Recreation with MainStreet

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Santa Fe

Recipient: New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division

Address: 1100 S St Francis St Santa Fe, NM 87506

Amount Requested: $250,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project will provide each county in New Mexico with a database of their outdoor recreation assets to facilitate their connection to MainStreet districts in each of these regions.


Project Name: Native Economic Advancement and Development (NEAD) Initiative

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Albuquerque

Recipient: American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico

Address: 2401 12th Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2302

Amount Requested: $242,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Native Economic Advancement and Development (NEAD) Initiative will seek to improve economic outcomes by supporting Native American workers and businesses to prepare them for the future. NEAD will conduct training programs to develop the skills of existing employees and prepare individuals seeking employment to enter the workforce. NEAD will also improve access to capital for businesses located on and off tribal land and help businesses identify financial products through institutions that meet the unique requirements of Native American businesses. Finally, NEAD will help develop federal contracting and other national business opportunities through training, collaboration strategies, and business mentorship.


Project Name: Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government

Project City/County: Las Cruces

Recipient: The Arrowhead Center

Address: 3655 Research Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Amount Requested: $200,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program (ACEP) facilitates new business creation through the addition of key elements to community entrepreneurial ecosystems. ACEP will provide resources and programs that complement and supplement existing materials provided by other SBA resource partners, including a network of expert advisors, accelerators and incubators, and local champions.


Project Name: NM SBDC - Program to Support Microbusinesses with E-commerce

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Santa Fe

Recipient: New Mexico Small Business Development Center

Address: Santa Fe Community College, SBDC Lead Center, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM, 87508

Amount Requested: $123,000

Project Description and Explanation: This new New Mexico SBDC Program will support Native American microbusinesses in creating an online presence with a particular focus on the creative economy. The creative economy is crucial to the 23 Native American Tribes located in New Mexico and was hit particularly hard during the pandemic. Additional targeted programming and technical assistance are needed to not only help this sector bounce back but also to help artisans access new markets and grow their microbusinesses.


Project Name: NM SBDC - Technology Commercialization Accelerator (TCA)

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Socorro

Recipient: New Mexico Small Business Development Center

Address: Santa Fe Community College, SBDC Lead Center, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM, 87508

Amount Requested: $107,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Technology Commercialization Accelerator (TCA) at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech) in Socorro is the newest New Mexico SBDC Program. Many New Mexico small businesses provide or could provide services to our two National Laboratories and other federal government agencies located within New Mexico. However, in order to provide services to these entities, small businesses must have essential cybersecurity protections in place. The threat of cybercrimes has been accelerating at a rapid pace, and small businesses in New Mexico must ensure their computer systems are adequately protected. This program addresses critical risks that small businesses face due to Cyber threats, and provides essential Cyber Security technical assistance. Additionally, TCA would educate entrepreneurs in protecting their Intellectual Property as well as assisting with e-commerce initiatives to protect their online presence and sales.


Project Name: NM SBDC - Spanish Speaking Business Advisor

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Las Cruces

Recipient: New Mexico Small Business Development Center

Address: Santa Fe Community College, SBDC Lead Center, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM, 87508

Amount Requested: $77,000

Project Description and Explanation: This funding is to support a Spanish Speaking Business Advisor position assigned to Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces that would primarily serve the Spanish language communities in Sunland Park, Anthony, Chaparral, and surrounding communities. Entrepreneurs in these communities need technical assistance in starting, sustaining, and growing their businesses as well as recovering from the pandemic.


Project Name: Arrowhead Sprint Accelerator

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Financial Services and General Government/[Independent Agencies]/[Small Business Administration (SBA)]/[Administrative Provisions]

Project City/County: Las Cruces

Recipient: The Arrowhead Center

Address: 3655 Research Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Amount Requested: $200,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project will allowthe New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center Sprint Accelerator Program to guide New Mexican businesses from startup to sustainable growth.


Project name: Feasibility study for full modernization of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry

Project city/county: Santa Teresa

Recipient: New Mexico Border Authority

Address: 221 Pete Domenici Highway, Santa Teresa NM

Amount requested: $500,000

Project description: This request would provide funds for a feasibility study on the full modernization of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.